Garlo, Miriam. ‘Art, knowledge and menstrual blood’. PhD in Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Available at:

Manica, Daniela Tonelli, and Clarice Rios. ‘(In)visible Blood: menstrual performances and body art’. In Vibrant Virtual Brazilian Anthropology, vol. 14, no. 1, 2017, pp. 124-148. Associação Brasileira de Antropologia, Brasília, Brazil. E-ISSN: 1809-4341. Accessed online: Pp. 134-135.

‘La menstruación como reivindicación feminista: una aproximación a los orígenes del arte menstrual’ (Menstruation as a feminist claim: an approach to the origins of menstrual art). Clara Cazorla García. In Feminismo en la línea del tiempo, desde las (in)visibilidades al concepto de felicidad, edited by Elena Bandrés-Goldáraz, chapter 50, pp. 932. Editorial Dykinson, S.L., 20 June 2023. ISBN: 9788411229258, 8411229254
Synopsis: This book offers two approaches to its reading. On the one hand, it invites you to immerse yourself in brief capsules of knowledge that travel through different times and places, from Imperial Rome to Victorian England, exploring the determining role of gender in everyday life. On the other hand, consulting its index opens the door to diverse universes where the life stories of women, their representations and the vindication of the ‘Herstory’ in art come to life with a captivating heartbeat.

‘Performance Arte: modos de existência parte dos programas performativos para estabelecer proximidades entre performance e teatro, arte e vida, política e ações cotidianas.’ Ludmila Almeida Castanheira. Editora Appris, 14 August 2020. ISBN: 9786555239720.
Synopsis: This book addresses the relationship between performance, theatre, art, life and everyday actions, exploring modes of existence through performative actions.


‘Scarlet letters: Studies on the representation of menstruation’. Teresa Bermúdez Montes and Mônica H. Carvalho de Sant'Anna. Frank & Timme, April 2016. ISBN: 9783732902415.
Synopsis: Letras escarlata: Estudos sobre a representación da menstruación brings together a series of essays that explore new modes of representation of the female body in the contemporary symbolic, literary and cultural imaginary. These essays address how patriarchal models and codes are subverted in the realm of communication and the arts, and examine the social and ideological transformations that underpin this paradigm shift. This is an interdisciplinary work that seeks to open up new avenues of reflection from a gender studies perspective from diverse scientific and linguistic fields, such as anthropology, philosophy, literary and cultural studies.


“L'homme qui saigne”. Sala, Emmanuel. Publisher: Books On Demand, 11 June 2018. Language: French. Softcover: 192 pages. ISBN-10: 2322143316, ISBN-13: 978-2322143313. Product weight: 314 g. Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.2 x 22 cm. Pp. 111-112.

Synopsis: In the book ‘L'homme qui saigne’, Emmanuel Sala, poet and haemophiliac, narrates his extraordinary journey towards the discovery of the symbolic dimension of blood.


Essay: ‘Indomites’
Author: Marta Mantecón, Art Historian
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Synopsis: Mantecón analyses how these images confront patriarchal and capitalist norms, proposing an alternative that celebrates feminine vitality and freedom. Sanz's photographic series, according to Mantecón, challenges artistic conventions by situating women as active subjects and masters of their own narrative, thus subverting the traditional model of female representation in art.


Essay: ‘KoinonIa’

Author: Elvira Rilova, Art Historian

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Synopsis: Elvira Rilova offers an exploration of Isa Sanz's eponymous photographic series, highlighting the connection between artistic creation and a philosophical vision of reality. Rilova analyses how Sanz, through her work, highlights feminine strength, integration with nature and the exploration of symbolic elements such as colour, water and blood.


Essay: ‘Mothers’
Author: Marta Mantecón, Art Historian and Curator
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Synopsis: The essay analyses the representation of motherhood in art from ancient to contemporary times, highlighting how the stereotypes associated with the maternal figure have been influenced by the male perspective and patriarchy over time. The photographic project ‘Alma Mater’ by Isa Sanz emerges as a break with traditional stereotypes by showing breastfeeding as an act of deep connection between mother and child.


Essay: ‘The Milky Way’
Author: Verónica Serrada, writer and mother
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Synopsis: Serrada highlights the importance of showing breastfeeding as an act of love in a world saturated with violent images. Through Sanz's work, the transformative experience of motherhood and breastfeeding is explored, as well as resistance in the face of social and cultural pressures.


Essay: ‘I bleed but I don't die’
Author: Marta Mantecón, Art Historian and Curator

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Synopsis: With a critical and reflective gaze, Mantecón's essay highlights the importance of Sanz's work in the context of contemporary feminist art and her contribution to breaking the taboos that still persist around the female body and its experience.